I know there is a wealth of knowledge here, from many all over the world who are further along this difficult journey than I am. I wondered if there is any practical advice for me at this stage - things you may recommend, or wish you'd done differently. My friend, Linda, who's husband died from FTD a couple of years ago, told me not to make the same mistake she did - she was the only caregiver - with little or no relief, and it got so that he'd even be very upset if she went to the bathroom for a few minutes. I appreciated hearing that and thought there may be other wise suggestions from all of you. To fill you all in, Ron is recently diagnosed with FTD at 52 yrs old. He's functioning still very well, but unable to cope with finances, cook, initiate activities much, work or drive. I can still get away and leave him for a few hours at a time. I'm 45 and work from home as an artist.